DirtyPilot Presents “NYC BLACK BOOK MASTERS 2″.
A collection of drawings by NYC graffiti Legends.
“Doing pieces and outlines in your own, and other writers black book, is a graff tradition that has held up and has been there from the beginning. With the NYC subway graffiti era gone (but not forgotten) blackbooks, now more than ever are a vital part of preserving the culture.
Drawing in black books are still a common denominator, whether you wrote on trains, walls or whatever, black book trading is still something special and personal – the exchange of art between its practitioners. The result is something precious and ever lasting that can be held and appreciated without the inevitability of being whitewashed or blasted from existence.
There aren’t many things that we continue to do as adults that we began doing as children. Black books are today’s link to yesterday’s dreams”.
Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro c.1977 – 2011
Dirtypilot.com is thrilled to offer collectors a window into the private world of black books and chance to own a piece of history by one of your favorite NYC writers.
Welcome back to one of our favorite good guys and dope artist-ALBERT REYES.
Now showing March 9th – April 15, Albert’s signature drawings and paintings on re-purposed book covers covers along with new prints.
Albert Reyes has been known to spit art on his hands and knees with a mouth full of beer in the middle of the street. He has also shown in a gallery along with a painting by Picasso. These same strange dualities and juxtapositions are highly prevalent in his work, which tackles both conceptual and graffiti art. Recognized for his ubiquitous “GIVE” tag, Albert has a distinctive artistic approach inspired not only by street art, comic books, and American pop culture; but also by contemporary and classical “high art”. Many of his drawings and illustrations incorporate everything from icons of corporate America to Hollywood stars to mass media to politics to consumerism. Reyes has exhibited at the Tree House Gallery, JUNC Gallery, Bent Gallery, Giant Robot LA SF NY, New Image Art Gallery LA, Upper Playground SF, Low, Balazo, Ampersand, Stay Gold Gallery NYC, Studio Number One, and in Paris, France. He has done album cover artwork for the band Le Rev and singer/songwriter Simone White. He has also appeared in the New York Times: Year In Ideas, Swindle, Chicano Art Magazine and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CW’s Online Nation, and CNN.
Check it out, 3 new Duster Maps in the ongoing “MAP QUEST” Show.
We are constantly getting new work from all artists, so keep checking back!
New QUIK Throw Ups on NYC Transit Maps.
5 New pieces Added to Current Show and Back Room Gallery.
Check it Here – http://www.dirtypilot.com/show1-1.html
Dont forget to keep checking back.
This week we have 3 new Maps by TKID 170 and another by DUSTER
Check it http://www.dirtypilot.com/show33-1.html